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June 1 marked the dreaded beginning of “hurricane season,” an event that people in the area will take more seriously this year thanks to Superstorm Sandy. A Wall Street Journal report cited a study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that predicts 2013 will be an “active or extremely active” hurricane season. The study lists a…

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Using logic that only makes sense on the 10th level of Hell, some insurance companies have told homeowners affected by Superstorm Sandy that their hurricane insurance doesn’t cover flood damage, according to a report in the New York Daily News. Of course, this comes as no surprise to any of us who’ve been grappling with…

Opinion
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THE COMMUTE: Last week, I wrote that fewer than 50 people showed up at the Brooklyn fare hike hearing, held the same day as the nor’easter, which possibly explains the low turnout. However, how do you also account for the low turnouts in Manhattan, the Bronx and Queens? Approximately 120 people, including myself, attended the Manhattan hearing,…

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THE COMMUTE: It is not too often that I compliment the MTA for a job well done. Regular readers of this column know most of my commentary toward the MTA usually is negative, but not this time. First, they did a tremendous job protecting the equipment from flooding by moving subways and buses to higher…

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The Mayor’s Office has put out a general summation of what’s closed, what’s blocked and what’s delayed. It’s a mess out there folks. Your best bet, stay home. From NYC.gov NYC Weathering Sandy – Stay Inside The City is closely monitoring Sandy, which is bringing dangerous storm surge and high winds to New York City…

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Well, folks, we survived. It’s a bit past midnight and from what we can see, the waters are beginning to recede, power is coming back slowly and the long clean up is beginning. Hell, Jay Leno is back on the air. But, we’re not done yet. The water level of the ocean and bay is…

Police & Fire
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BREAKING NEWS: 10:21 PM This just over the radio – report of main building of Coney Island Hospital is on fire. Units are trying to respond but are reporting that streets surrounding the hospital are flooded and un-passable. EDIT: 10:31 PM. FDNY is reporting that Coney Island Hosptial is surrounded by “three to four feet of water.”…

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BREAKING NEWS: A fire has just been upgraded to a “2 alarm” at 2800 East 29th Street. FDNY response is being hampered by flooded streets. This is a breaking news story and may contain inaccuracies. We will update it as more information becomes available. If anyone has more information or additional photos, please send them…